As Usual, In Religion It’s All About The Sex
Deut. 21:11-14 – Describes how the conqueror should take women amongst the captives to have sex with and if they don’t want to stay with you after, to send them on their way.
“And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and thou hast a desire unto her, and wouldest take her to thee to wife; then thou shalt bring her home to thy house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; and she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thy house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not deal with her as a slave, because thou hast humbled her.”
Where would a captive, divorced, possibly widowed ‘slave wife’, no longer a virgin if she was before, go exactly? Where would she be welcome?